Central Rockies South


Colorado Central Rockies South

Bordered on the north by US 24, on the east by I-25 and on the south by US 50. The northwest boundary is an arbitrary line.

  • Access from US 285 to the junction with US 24 enters the region near its midpoint and continues to US 50 at Poncha Springs.
  • I-25 to US 50 in Pueblo and west to Montrose provides access to the entire region. Not an official scenic byway, but it is worthy of consideration.
cottonwood pass 97100204-header

Taylor Park Region

Wildflowers on Italian Creek Road
Wildflowers on Italian Creek Road
  • Outstanding scenery in the entire area.
  • FlowersItalian Creek Rd – Texas Creek
  • Scenic vistasCottonwood Pass – Cumberland Pass
  • WaterfallsSpring Creek
  • kayakingFishing AvailableTaylor Canyon-Gold Medal trout waters
  • CampgroundHundred’s of beautiful dispersed camping spots.
the castles ohio pass 97100225

Crested Butte Region

The Castles from Ohio Creek Rd
Fall Colors – Slate River Rd
  • FlowersBilled as “The Wildflower Capital of Colorado”, Crested Butte doesn’t disappoint. Try Cement Creek or the Lake Irwin area.
  • Fall ColorsKebler Pass – Ohio Pass
  • Scenic vistasScenery on the Slate River/Washington Gulch loop is spectacular.
skyline drive canon city 105090210

Cañon City

Skyline Drive near Cañon City, CO
Skyline Drive near Cañon City


  • Scenic vistasSkyline Dr is unique; a must see.
  • WildlifeShelf Road – High Park
  • Historical Site or BuildingsHistorical mining remnantsin Victor on the Phantom Canyon Rd.
  • Fall ColorsEspecially around Cripple Creek.